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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
Nice golden color with long lasting head.It has a fruity taste and aroma. Great Belgium beer a to do again and again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Transperant golden color but not lacking in flavor. Carries well balanced flavors of hop and sweet fruit. Smooth flavors, quite delicious yet not mild in flavors. Minimal carbonation. Very much a Belgian beer in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. I know other beers that can cure my delirium tremens, but it appear to do the job.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 From bottle - Pours hazy light golden with floccolated yeast chunks and a huge foamy white head. Aroma of candied fruits, spicy yeast, bubble gum, and hops. Taste is sweet, yeasty, and a bit acidic, notes of orange peel, bubble gum, and clove. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with typical lush and foamy Belgian carbonation. Delicious, but not stellar. Ar8 Ap5 Ta7 Mf4 Ov15

From tap at Rich O’s - Pours bright light golden with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of bubble gum, grassy herbs, candied fruits and hops. Taste is herbal and fruity with notes of bubble gum, pears, and noble hops. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with lush carbonation. Having this on tap makes me think my bottle was a bit old. Rating is from the tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14985) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle. Nice big head with ok duration. Color is golden with some yeast sediments. Aroma is fruit and yeast. Taste is sweet and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 A great beer, but I dont know about best in the world. I would definitly drink it again. Nice bottle as well!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mvp (188) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Really good Belgian beer. Even people that don’t like Belgian beer will like this one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1346) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Rather pale looking, but has a really smooth and sweet taste. It’s good, but I wonder how it got best beer in the world, maybe in 1998 the competition wasn’t there.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Not sure what all the hype is about with this beer. A good beer, but I wouldn’t go and call it the best beer in the world. Had a yeasty, hoppy flavor. Good beer, I wouldn’t turn it down, but I doubt I’ll buy it again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDalkoholic (2237) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
2005 bottle: Already this beer has gone extremely flat and sour with no carbonation. A light background of yeast to spice it up but this beer doesnt have long cooler life.


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